He did not want players to arrive late for practices, games nor did he believe in running practices longer than planned as he understood that they had to focus on their studies as much as athletics. My version is the value of respect, in addition to players respecting their fellow teammates, I expect them to respect their coaches, parents, opposition, officials, the game itself, as well as others in their community, their elders, classmates, teachers and so on.
See Lesson 2. Losing control of your emotions, at work as much as anywhere, is a losing proposition. Lesson 5. It takes 10 hands to make a basket. OK, this one is specific to basketball, but the lesson is important at work. If you want to really be successful, you need everyone working toward the same goals. Cahal Cohee Jesse A. Sink Birch Bayh — Arthur L. Strum — Walter E. Marks — Jack Hannah — Walter E. Marks — Paul Wolf — Walter E. Marks — John Wooden Walter E. UCLA Bruins men's basketball head coaches.
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Johnson Johnston M. Alexeeva P. McGuire F. This book is based on their - season, which is the year they won their first National Championship trophy. Coach Boeheim has been part of the Syracuse basketball since when he first stepped on the court as a freshman player. This book shares his entire history there. He spent 10 years as an assistant at UNC, 15 years as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks, and then returned to his alma mater in While not basketball-specific, I wanted to include at least one book from Jon Gordon to add to my list of must-read basketball books before you die.
A great read for anyone who wants to improve or lead. Playing with many all-time greats like Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, and Dave DeBusscere, he helped lead the Knicks to 2 championships in his ten-year career. While this may sound like a dream to many, there are many difficulties that come with being an NBA player, such as: traveling all over the country, playing several times per week, and the loneliness that comes with being away from friends and family.
This book gives a great perspective on the day-to-day life of a professional athlete. His two incredibly tall parents were encouraged by Chinese officials to start a family, with the hope of creating a generation of talented basketball players. Despite not playing basketball past high school, Idan Ravin became one of the most sought after basketball trainers in the world. This book discusses his journey. Ravin gets specific with how he helped certain athletes, and gives us insight into how he connects with and motivates the players he works with.
At the time this book was published, Iguodala was the sixth man on the Golden State Warriors. Much of the book is dedicated to things he believes need to change in the college and NBA system. Not paying players in college, his thoughts on the media, and the bias of referees. Williams was the 2nd pick in the NBA draft.
After three seasons at Duke and only one season with the Chicago Bulls, Williams had a motorcycle accident that resulted in permanent leg damage and ended his promising NBA career.
This is a heartbreaking autobiography about a career that was cut short and the transformation he made following the crash.
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The reader learns the value of a coach who can bring out the best in a group of individuals to create a unique team that successfully works together. Wooden says a love for all people is a trait needed in order to accomplish results within a team setting.
It seems as though Coach Wooden could have had a very successful career in the pro leagues. Coach Wooden says and I quote, "The way players learn is from repetition. They have to be able to react in an instant and repetition builds that skill.
There is a story in the book about socks. Coach talks about how to properly put on your socks. He taught that if you don't wear socks, or you don't put them on right you would get blisters and not be able to play. You have to be paying attention to the little things at all times. Coach also had a lesson on the players shoes. If they were just too big, when the players would cut, their toes would jam into the edge of the shoe and ruin their toes.
He made sure personally that everyones shoes were the exactly the right size. Not too big or too small. Coach was always concerned for his players and about the little details. He also made sure that the players uniforms were the exact right size. He always wanted his players to look and feel good about their appearance. If the uniform was just a little big or small, he would send it back and have it resized.
Coach Wooden always talked good about all of his players and coaches. Even the players that were not the best, or didn't have the best attitude, he talked good about. He shares a story about one man by the name of Keith Erickson. He was always pushing coaches buttons and to see how far his patience would go. He may have been tough in practice, but that made him tough in games. Coach would put Erickson on a really tough opponent. He would turn his focus on. He would not let his man get the better of him.
Although that Erickson was a "pill" in practice, coach Wooden would always find the good things in people and focus talking about the good things. Coach would always find the good in people, but people only could find good things to talk about coach Wooden. Every person that has ever played for him always gave good words about coach Wooden.
I think that is my favorite part about this book. Coach Wooden was not only the most successful basketball coach of all time, but he was also the nicest coach out there. You always here about these coaches or players that are great at the sport they play, but they are real hotheads.